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PIH Health Hospital – Whittier Earns Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® Recognition from The Joint Commission

HMG-CN Health Wire

Whittier, Calif. (November 13, 2014) – PIH Health Hospital – Whittier has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the United States.

PIH Health Hospital – Whittier was recognized in The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for core measures in the following areas: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

“PIH Health is proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff,” said James R. West, PIH Health president and chief executive officer.

The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke, venous thromboembolism and perinatal care, as well as for inpatient psychiatric services and immunizations.

“We understand that what matters most to patients is the quality and safety of care they receive,” said Judy Pugach, vice president, Enterprise Quality, Patient Safety, Accreditation and Licensing at PIH Health.

“That is why improving positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes is a top priority at PIH Health.”